Upper abdomen failed muscle repair

  • bedardsmithc
  • 2 years ago

  Hi there, My doctor keeps saying that my muscle repair is intact when I know it is'nt anymore ( I had a few incidents, popping noises etc). How can I know for sure if my muscles have released? Will an ultra sound tell me, an MRI? Also, if they have released what are my options?, Very dissapointing:(( My doctor said I tore something as he removed alot of bloody fluid and he put me on antibiotics, he was just very unclear on WHAT I tore?? He just kept saying that there was no way my stitches loosened. After the incident my whole upper abdomen flared out and I completely lost the tightness I had fallen in love with, now im back to the old muffin top.... I need options please

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Did you put this on the Ask A Doctor page with pictures? Maybe they can be more specific with you. So sorry.
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I did, 2 responded. I have already tried the mesh, it didn't work. I'm not going through it again so at this point, I'm just trying to learn to be okay with it. It's just not meant to be, sorry though about the expense and recovery as it is alot to ask of your family once, but twice? Good luck with yours, would love to know what you end up doing and what the dr's say.
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I did, 2 responded. I have already tried the mesh, it didn't work. I'm not going through it again so at this point, I'm just trying to learn to be okay with it. It's just not meant to be, sorry though about the expense and recovery as it is alot to ask of your family once, but twice? Good luck with yours, would love to know what you end up doing and what the dr's say.
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Oh I'm so sorry! It would suck to have gone through this for nothing. Maybe at some point down the road, you will feel better about fixing it but I totally understand where you stand right now.
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Thanks, I have about $18,000 in it right now having done it twice, we cannot afford it a 3rd time nor do I want to endure that recovery again but thank you for the encouragement. What a journey.
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So sorry to hear this, I have gone through this and stomach protruded etc. I opted to re do the surgery with a different doctor and it has come undone again, feel free to write me. I know how frustrating it is. Mine is right above the belly button, looks just like yours :( So sorry....It felt like fire crackers going off the first time and the second felt like a fish flipping around in my belly. The 2nd surgeon used mesh the 2nd time so I'm not sure how this has happened, I'm 6 mos post op and see him next month. I know he will be so surprised but there's no way I'm doing it again even if it's free!
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